Somerdale cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexSomerdaleNew JerseyNational
Cost of living index110131100
IndexSomerdaleNew JerseyNational
Goods & Services index115118100
Groceries index117116100
Health care index99111100
Housing index96166100
Transportation index117118100
Utilities index121110100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Somerdale, NJ cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Somerdale, NJ is 110, which is 16% lower than the New Jersey average and 10% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Somerdale, NJ are 3% lower than the New Jersey average and 15% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Somerdale is 16% lower than the New Jersey average.
  • The cost of living in Somerdale is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Somerdale is 4% lower than the national average.
  • New Jersey general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • New Jersey state income tax is 37% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$64,276$5,356$1,500$1,928
Renters$19,655$1,638$459$590
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Somerdale, NJ by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Somerdale, NJ have a median income of $64,276. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,500 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $19,655, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $459.

New Jersey Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
New Jersey7%7%

New Jersey Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
New Jersey1.4%8.97%
When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Somerdale, NJ, it's important to take into account the sales tax for New Jersey, as well as the rate for income tax in New Jersey. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for New Jersey is 7%, and the sales tax in the state of New Jersey is 7%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in New Jersey starts from 1.4% and goes up to 8.97%.

Goods & Services

ItemSomerdaleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.50$14.5919.9%
Beauty Salon $52.00$34.6849.9%
Toothpaste $2.36$2.474.6%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $10.75$9.878.9%
Bowling $5.04$4.3914.8%

Groceries

ItemSomerdaleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.74$4.485.9%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.25$2.364.5%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $10.74$9.2416.2%
Beer $8.39$8.632.8%

Health Care

ItemSomerdaleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.00$99.786.2%
Doctor $118.75$105.0313.1%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $9.89$9.415.1%
Lipitor $200.00$298.5033.0%

Housing

ItemSomerdaleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $168,000.00$175,700.004.4%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,419.25$1,081.0331.3%
Apartment Rent $893.00$920.002.9%

Transportation

ItemSomerdaleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.46$2.0917.6%
Tire Balancing $52.00$45.2914.8%

Utilities

ItemSomerdaleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$186.98$170.809.5%
Phone $38.50$28.2636.3%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Pine Valley, NJ211515%
Tavistock, NJ911515%
Audubon Park, NJ1,05196-4%
Camden, NJ77,294100-0%
Darby, PA10,6891000%
Somerdale, NJ5,24611010%

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Fairwood, MD5,24914242%
Cumberland, IN5,24391-9%
Somerdale, NJ5,24611010%
Source: The Somerdale, NJ cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.